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Generic Zanaflex is a muscle relaxant which is used to help relax certain muscles in your body. It relieves the spasms and increases muscle tone caused by medical problems such as multiple sclerosis or spinal injury. This medication is sometimes prescribed for other uses.

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Generic Zanaflex is an agonist at (alpha) 2-adrenergic receptor sites and presumably reduces spasticity by increasing presynaptic inhibition of motor neurons. In animal models, Generic Zanaflex has no direct effect on skeletal muscle fibers or the neuromuscular junction, and no major effect on monosynaptic spinal reflexes. The effects of Generic Zanaflex are greatest on polysynaptic pathways. The overall effect of these actions is thought to reduce facilitation of spinal motor neurons.

The imidazoline chemical structure of Generic Zanaflex is related to that of the anti-hypertensive drug clonidine and other (alpha) 2 -adrenergic agonists. Pharmacological studies in animals show similarities between the two compounds, but Generic Zanaflex was found to have one-tenth to one-fiftieth (1/50) of the potency of clonidine in lowering blood pressure.

Zanaflex is also known as Tizanidine, Sirdalud.

Generic name of Generic Zanaflex is Tizanidine-Oral.

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The recurrence of spinal cord compression in the fluorotic spine 20 years after laminectomy is a very unusual event and hence the patient should be kept under observation for a long duration. This case report contributes to the literature associated with the management of fluorotic spine.

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To assess effectiveness and safety of tizanidine hydrochloride tablets for the prophylaxis of chronic daily headache.

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Noradrenergic drugs, acting on alpha adrenoceptors, have been found to play an important role in the initiation and modulation of locomotor pattern in adult cats after spinal cord transection. There are at least two subtypes of alpha adrenoceptors, alpha1 and alpha2 adrenoceptors. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of selective alpha1 and alpha2 agonists in the initiation and modulation of locomotion in adult chronic cats in the early and late stages after complete transection at T13. Five cats, chronically implanted with an intrathecal cannula and electromyographic (EMG) electrodes were used in this study. Noradrenergic drugs including alpha2 agonists (clonidine, tizanidine, and oxymetazoline) and an antagonist, yohimbine, one alpha1 agonist (methoxamine), and a blocker, prazosin, as well as norepinephrine were injected intrathecally. EMG activity synchronized to video images of the hindlimbs were recorded before and after each drug injection. The results show differential effects of alpha1 and alpha2 agonists in the initiation of locomotion in early spinal cats (i.e., in the first week or so when there is no spontaneous locomotion) and in the modulation of locomotion and cutaneous reflexes in the late-spinal cats (i.e., when cats have recovered spontaneous locomotion). In early spinal cats, all three alpha2 agonists were found to initiate locomotion, although their action had a different time course. The alpha1 agonist methoxamine induced bouts of nice locomotor activity in three spinal cats some hours after injection but only induced sustained locomotion in one cat in which the effects were blocked by the alpha1 antagonist prazosin. In late spinal cats, although alpha2 agonists markedly increased the cycle duration and flexor muscle burst duration and decreased the weight support or extensor activity (effects blocked by an alpha2 antagonist, yohimbine), alpha1 agonist increased the weight support and primarily the extensor activity of the hindlimbs without markedly changing the timing of the step cycle. Although alpha2 agonists, especially clonidine, markedly reduced the cutaneous excitability and augmented the foot drag, the alpha1 agonist was found to increase the cutaneous reflex excitability. This is in line with previously reported differential effects of activation of the two receptors on motoneuron excitability and reflex transmission. Noradrenaline, the neurotransmitter itself, increased the cycle duration and at the same time retained the cutaneous excitability, thus exerting both alpha1 and alpha2 effects. This work therefore suggests that different subclasses of noradrenergic drugs could be used to more specifically target aspects of locomotor deficits in patients after spinal injury or diseases.

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Spasticity is a frequently observed motor impairment that develops after stroke; it can cause pain and disability in those affected. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of tizanidine, a centrally acting alpha(2)-adrenergic agonist, in the treatment of stroke-related spasticity.

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We evaluated the efficacy of complex treatment in 152 patients with chronic tension-type headache (СЕЕР) and 96 patients with facial MFPS. The treatment included standard methods (reflex therapy of СЕЕР and local injections of a combination of local anesthetics with small doses of steroids in trigger points in patients with facial MFPS. To assess the efficacy of tizanidine, patients were randomized into two comparable groups. The duration of the study was 12 weeks.

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Forty patients scheduled to undergo epidural anesthesia in elective surgery were randomly allocated into two groups. The control group received placebo 60 minutes before arrival in the operating room, and the tizanidine group received 3 mg of oral tizanidine as premedication 60 minutes before arrival in the operating room. Every patient was measured heart rate and blood pressure before receiving placebo or premedication and after arrival in the operating room. After an epidural catheter was indwelled, the patients were questioned about the infiltrating pain of local anesthetic, and the degree was assessed by means of visual analog scale score (VAS score, 0 to approximately 100 mm).

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Ventral spinocerebellar tract neurons located in laminae V-VII of cat lumbar spinal cord were tested for the effects of ionophoretically applied monoamines and receptor selective agonists. Extracellularly recorded responses, monosynaptically evoked by group I afferents in a muscle nerve, were compared before, during, and after ionophoresis. They were analyzed with respect to changes in the number of evoked spikes and in the latency. Both serotonin (5-HT) and noradrenaline (NA) were found to facilitate responses of all neurons tested. Ionophoresis of three serotonin subtype receptor agonists (5-carboxamidotryptamine maleate, 5 methoxytryptamine HCl, and alpha-methyl 5-hydroxytryptamine) and of two NA receptor agonists (phenylephrine and isoproterenol) likewise had a facilitatory effect. However, three other 5-HT receptor agonists (8-hydroxy-dipropylaminotetraline hydrobromide), 2-methyl 5-hydroxytryptamine, and 1-(2,5-dimethoxy-4-iodophenyl)-2-aminopropane HCl and two NA receptor agonists (tizanidine and clonidine) had the opposite effect because they depressed responses of the tested neurons. These results show that information forwarded by means of the ventral spinocerebellar tract may be modulated by monoamines and that several receptor subtypes, located pre- or postsynaptically, may be involved. The results also demonstrate that transmission by means of group I muscle afferents may not only be facilitated by monoamines but also depressed by selective receptor subtype activation.

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During the past year observations have been published that might lead to further improvement in the design of future clinical trials. At the same time, results of clinical trials have become available that suggest that a number of treatments could be of benefit in the care of patients in the various phases of multiple sclerosis. Future multiple sclerosis clinical trials should involve a blinded investigator restricted to assessing the clinical outcome variables, and because current evidence suggests that magnetic resonance imaging gives an objective and sensitive reflection of the biological evolution of the disease, such scanning should also be included. The use of a composite outcome variable in a trial of chronic progressive multiple sclerosis should also be considered in order to increase the percentage of patients reaching the clinical endpoint. In 1994 recommendations were published for the selection of relapsing-remitting patients for treatment with interferon beta-1b; furthermore, large and well performed clinical trials demonstrated that interferon beta-1a and copolymer-1 are also partially effective, though not curative, for these patients. Two smaller studies suggested that low-dose methotrexate and cladribine might have a beneficial effect on the course of the disease in patients with secondary chronic progressive multiple sclerosis, the former drug probably being less toxic. Unfortunately, therapeutic perspectives for patients with primary progressive multiple sclerosis are less promising at present. Several studies suggest that 4-aminopyridine and tizanidine have therapeutic potential for symptomatic treatment; the former by improving neurological deficits, the latter by relieving troublesome spasticity.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)

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The patient with mitochondrial encephalomyopathy had left upper- and lower-extremity intention myoclonus; the patient with stroke had left upper intention myoclonus; and the patient with MS had right upper- and left lower-intention myoclonus. In the patient with mitochondrial encephalomyopathy, the FIM score increased from 90 to 103 points over 2 days of tizanidine. The stroke patient's FIM score improved only from 74 to 79 after 4 weeks of tizanidine. The patient with MS improved from 83 to 101 after 6 days of tizanidine. All 3 patients had almost full resolution of the intention myoclonus. All continued on tizanidine except the patient with stroke, who had minimal gains and a low systolic blood pressure. None of the patients experienced significant sedation or hypotension.

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Ciprofloxacin increased the area under the plasma concentration-time curve from time 0 to infinity [AUC(0-infinity)] of tizanidine by 10-fold (range, 6-fold to 24-fold; P < .001) and its peak concentration by 7-fold (range, 4-fold to 21-fold; P < .001), whereas its elimination half-life was only prolonged from 1.5 to 1.8 hours (P = .007). The pharmacodynamic effects of tizanidine were much stronger during the ciprofloxacin phase than during the placebo phase with regard to changes in systolic blood pressure (-35 mm Hg versus -15 mm Hg, P = .001), diastolic blood pressure (-24 mm Hg versus -11 mm Hg, P < .001), Digit Symbol Substitution Test (P = .02), subjective drug effect (P = .002), and subjective drowsiness (P = .009). The AUC(0-infinity) of tizanidine and its change correlated (P < .01) with the caffeine/paraxanthine ratio and its change.

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The analysis of treatment effectiveness was carried out in 138 patients with tension headache. Patients of group 1 received fluoxetine in dose 20-40 mg/day during not less than 3 months and tizanidini in dose 4-8 mg/day during not less than 2 weeks. Patients of group 2 were assigned to therapeutic blockades of the occipital nerve and trigger points of cervico-cranial area using local anesthetics (2.5 ml of 0.5% marcain solution and 0.5-1 ml dexazone, for 1-5 blockades course) and needle reflexotherapy. The further treatment was based on the decision of the necessity of using analogous drugs in dose regime. Effectiveness was assessed on the basis of clinical neuroorthopedical examination, scores on the Visual Analogous Scale and questionnaires of McGill and A.M. Vein. The inclusion of therapeutic blockades of the cervical zone and reflexotherapy increased the effectiveness of the treatment and minimized the use of drugs. In group 2, the amount of analgesics was decreased by more than 60%, central myorelaxants were prescribed in 34.8% of cases and antidepressants - in 19.1%. The decrease of daily and course doses of the drugs allowed to completely avoid the side-effects.

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Both LTT and TizLTT resulted in significant improvements in walking speed and dorsiflexion maximum strength, with no significant differences between them, using group-averaging analysis. However, using the MID analysis, a higher proportion of subjects in the TizLTT group achieved the MID for walking speed (40%) compared with LTT alone (13%). Those that achieved the MID for walking speed were significantly higher functioning at baseline than those that did not in the TizLTT group, and the change in walking speed was associated with the change in dorsiflexion peak velocity (R(2) = 0.40; P < 0.05).

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To identify the drug treatments currently available for the management of spasticity and pain in multiple sclerosis (MS), and to evaluate their clinical and cost-effectiveness.

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Tizanidine, an alpha-2 adrenergic agonist, is a centrally active muscle relaxant and a spasmolytic drug. The aim of our study was to investigate the activity of tizanidine on maximal electroshock seizures (MES) in mice. In the first part of the study, convulsive current 50 (CC 50) value to produce seizures was found. Then, tizanidine was given intraperitoneally (IP) at the doses of 0.5, 1, and 2 mg/kg, and orally (PO) at the doses of 5, 10, 20, 40 mg/kg. We found that tizanidine at the doses of 1 and 2 mg/kg IP and 40 mg/kg PO caused a significant protection against MES. In the second part of the study, after pretreatment with yohimbine, an alpha-2 adrenergic receptor blocker, at the dose of 2 mg/kg, anticonvulsant effect of tizanidine is diminished. We concluded that the mode of action of the anticonvulsant effect of tizanidine may be mediated by the central alpha-2 adrenergic receptors.

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A 33-year-old man with AIDS-related PML developed very severe spastic paraparesis (Ashworth rigidity score, 4) and painful muscle spasms. The patient was unable to sit in his wheelchair and remained bed bound. Combined oral baclofen and tizanidine at therapeutical doses were used without any effect on the spasticity. The patient refused the placement of an intrathecal catheter for long-term baclofen infusion. A single intrathecal ethanol (6 ml) injection in the L2-L3 intervertebral space with the patient placed in a lateral Trendelenburg (40 C) position was performed.

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One hundred forty-two patients with spastic MS who were not taking any interfering medication, such as an antispasticity drug or other alpha-noradrenergic agonist, entered the trial.

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Tizanidine (Sirdalud) was compared to baclofen (Lioresal) in a randomized, double-blind, cross-over trial. Each medication was introduced over a three week titration period and then maintained at the highest tolerated dose for five weeks. The two treatment phases were separated by a one week drug withdrawal and a two week washout period. Sixty-six patients entered the trial and forty-eight completed both treatment phases. At the end of the trial, neurologists and physiotherapists thought that baclofen was superior on the basis of perceived efficacy and tolerance (p less than or equal to 0.05). Although the efficacy of tizanidine or baclofen was judged as good to excellent by 24 and 39% of patients respectively, this difference was not statistically significant. Muscle weakness was the most common adverse effect. This was significantly more troublesome in patients treated with baclofen. Somnolence and xerostomia were more common in patients treated with tizanidine. Both baclofen and tizanidine appear to be useful adjuncts in the treatment of spasticity in patients with multiple sclerosis. Preference of either drug is tempered principally by side-effects.

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Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of anti-spasticity agents were identified using MEDLINE, EMBASE, bibliographies of relevant articles, personal communication, manual searches of relevant journals and information from drug companies.

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The effects of tizanidine were studied in patients with spastic paresis. The study consisted of 4 parts: I, double-blind cross-over trial at maximal dosage 10 mg/day in 13 patients; II, open trial at maximal dosage 32 mg/day in 10 patients; III, long-term medication at dosage 32 mg/day for 6-15 months in 4 patients; IV, single dose (12 mg) administration in 3 patients. The effects were evaluated from clinical examinations, subjective assessments, EMG, gait analysis and quantitative determinations of passive resistance and voluntary strength in isokinetic extensions and flexions of the knee and plantar and dorsal flexions of the ankle at different speeds of motion. At 3-10 mg/day, no effects were observed except for increased prime mover EMG activity in voluntary knee flexions. At 12-32 mg/day, passive resistance decreased significantly in 3 of the movements tested. The maximal voluntary strength increased significantly in 3 movements, frequently associated with enlarged activation of prime mover muscles, less frequently with reduced antagonist co-activation. Functional disability was subjectively reduced and verified by improved gait capacity in 4 patients. Sustained effects on motor performance during long-term medication were verified by withdrawal in 3 patients. Single dose administration resulted in reduced passive resistance and increased voluntary strength, associated with an increased activation of the prime mover muscles. The results indicate that tizanidine exerts its effects in part by reducing spastic restraint, in part by enhancing the capacity to activate paretic muscles.

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Alpha-2-adrenergic agonists, such as clonidine, produce antinociception in animal pain models after intrathecal administration. However, clinical usage is limited by cardiovascular side effects. To investigate alternative alpha(2)-adrenergic agonists as analgesics, we implanted six dogs with an intrathecal catheter and infusion pump. After baseline saline infusion, animals received clonidine or tizanidine (crossover study) each week at escalating doses of 125-750 microg/h. Analgesia, blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, sedation, and coordination were evaluated. A 28-day safety study was performed with another nine dogs receiving intrathecal tizanidine (3 or 6 mg/d) or saline. Equal doses of clonidine and tizanidine produce the same antinociception in thermal withdrawal tests. Blood pressure was reduced with 125-500 microg/h of clonidine, but not with tizanidine at any dose. Clonidine 250 microg/h reduced heart rate by 45.8%, and five of six animals had bradyarrhythmias (marked bradycardia), whereas tizanidine decreased heart rate by 15.1% without arrhythmias, even at the largest dose. Respiratory rate decreased with 250 microg/h of clonidine and larger doses. Sedation or incoordination occurred only at the largest dose for either drug. The safety study indicated that 3 mg/d of tizanidine in dogs produced no side effects or histopathologic changes. Tizanidine may be a useful alternative in patients experiencing cardiovascular side effects with intrathecal infusion of clonidine.

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Male SD rats weighing 250-300 g were randomly divided into 5 groups (n = 6), namely the control group, ouabain group, tizanidine group, combined ouabain and tizanidine injection group, and the antagonist group. Intrathecal catheter was implanted 7 days before spinal nerve ligation to establish the neuropathic pain model. Mechanical withdrawal threshold (MWT) before and after intrathecal administration of the agents was recorded in the rats. Isobolographic analysis was performed to evaluate the interactions between the agents.

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Given the absence of papers on the use of tizanidine hydrochloride in the treatment of myofascial pain of the masticatory muscles, the present investigation could provide some preliminary data about its possible efficacy. Randomized and controlled clinical trials are needed to confirm these results.

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Twenty-three placebo-controlled studies (using baclofen, dantrolene, tizanidine, botulinum toxin, vigabatrin, prazepam and threonine) and thirteen comparative studies met the selection criteria. Only thirteen of these buy zanaflex studies used the Ashworth scale, of which only three of the six placebo-controlled trials and none of the seven comparative studies showed a statistically significant difference between test drugs. Spasms, other symptoms and overall impressions were only assessed using unvalidated scores and results of functional assessments were inconclusive.

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Our objective was to review and summarize the medical literature regarding the evidence for the usefulness of tizanidine in buy zanaflex the management of spasticity and in pain syndromes such as myofascial pain.

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Centrally muscle relaxants (CMRs) are used mainly for treating muscle spasticities of neurological origin, and painful muscle spasms due to rheumatologic conditions. Their use is frequently associated with dose-limiting adverse effects. New drugs with improved side-effect characteristics are badly needed. However, there is no general agreement in the pharmacological literature on what methods are adequate to assess CMR effect and side effects in behaving rodents, which may hinder the development buy zanaflex of new drugs. Here we report on the establishment of a simple pharmacological test battery, which was used to compare efficacies and side effect profiles of 11 compounds with central muscle relaxant action, in mice (intraperitoneal application).

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A 60-year-old female with multiple sclerosis (MS) and supranuclear palsy (PSP) buy zanaflex was scheduled for right eye iridotomy, left eye phaco emulcification aspiration and insertion of the intraocular lens. Her medical conditions included prolonged immobility, spastic contracture, and a history of convulsion. She was administered with L-dopa, tizanidine, bacrofen, and dantrorane. Anesthesia was induced with propofol 50 mg and fentanyl 25 microg intravenously, and inhalation of oxygen and 1% sevoflurane. Tracheal intubation was performed without neuromuscular blocking agents. Anesthesia was maintained with inhalation of oxygen-air (Fi(O2) 0.4) and 1-1.5% sevoflurane, combined with regional anesthesia. Supplemental fentanyl was administered as needed. The bispectral index (BIS) was monitored and kept between 40 and 60. The operation proceeded uneventfully. After discontinuation of anesthetic agents, she awoke immediately and the BIS index returned to the pre-induction level. Neither neurological disturbances nor unexpected event were observed postoperatively. In patients with MS, it is important to remember the possibility of drugs moving into the central nervou system easily due to the disturbance of the blood-brai barrier. Patients with PSP are usually medicated wit. various medicines which have possibility of interactin with anesthetics. Therefore, we used least anesthetic as possible. In this case, monitoring of BIS seemed to be useful to maintain the minimum sevoflurane concen trations needed.

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Tolfenamic acid strongly inhibited phenacetin-O-deethylation in vitro (IC(50) 1.8 microM without albumin). Albumin decreased its inhibitory effect in a concentration-dependent manner; the IC(50) exceeded 100 microM with 10 mg/ml of albumin. Tolfenamic acid had no effect on the area under the concentration-time curve (AUC(0-oo)), peak concentration, time of peak concentration or half-life of tizanidine or M-3; only the AUC(0-oo) of secondary metabolite M-4 was slightly decreased (13%, P = 0.004). The caffeine test and the pharmacodynamic effects of tizanidine were buy zanaflex unchanged.

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Seven days after CCI and buy zanaflex intrathecal catheter surgeries had been performed in Sprague-Dawley rats, baseline neuropathic pain tests including cold-floor ambulation and paw pinch were performed. Either the dimethyl sulfoxide vehicle (seven rats) or one of the antagonists--5, 23, or 46 microg yohimbine (22 rats); 5, 25, 50, or 100 microg prazosin (25 rats); or 5, 45, or 90 microg WB4101 (11 rats)--were intrathecally administered to the animals, followed in 30 minutes by 50 microg intrathecally administered tizanidine. The neuropathic pain tests were repeated 30 minutes later. The resulting profile showed a descending order of antagonist efficacy for yohimbine, prazosin, and WB4101 for the cold-floor ambulation test and for the paw-pinch test of the affected paw. As expected given tizanidine's lack of analgesic effect on the contralateral, normal paw, there were no effects of antagonists on contralateral paw responses. The results of the paw-pinch test on the affected side were compared with binding data cited in the existing literature for the three different alpha2-adrenergic receptor subtypes (alpha2A, alpha2B, and alpha2C) with yohimbine, prazosin, and WB4101. The antagonist response profile for the paw-pinch test of the affected paw most closely approximated the alpha2B receptor binding profile.

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Systemic pharmacologic treatments may be indicated in conditions in which the distribution of muscle overactivity is diffuse. Antispastic drugs act in the CNS either by suppression of excitation (glutamate) enhancement of inhibition (GABA, glycine), or a combination of the two. Only four drugs are currently approved by the US FDA as antispactic agents: baclofen, diazepam, dantrolene sodium, and tizanidine. However, there are a number of other drugs available with proven antispastic action. This chapter reviews the pharmacology, physiology of action, dosage, and results from controlled clinical trials on side effects, efficacy, and indications for 21 drugs in several categories. Categories reviewed include agents acting through the GABAergic system (baclofen, benzodiazepines, piracetam, progabide); drugs affecting ion flux (dantrolene sodium, lamotrigine, riluzole; drugs acting on monoamines (tizanidine, clonidine, thymoxamine, beta blockers, and cyproheptadine); drugs acting on excitatory amino acids (orphenadrine citrate); cannabinoids; inhibitory neuromediators; and other miscellaneous agents. The technique, advantages and limitations of intrathecal administration of baclofen, morphine, and midazolam are reviewed. Two consistent limitations appear throughout the controlled studies reviewed: the lack of quantitative and sensitive functional assessment and the lack of comparative trials between different agents. In the majority of trials in which meaningful functional assessment was included, the study drug failed to improve function, even though the antispastic action was significant. Placebo-controlled trials of virtually all major centrally acting antispastic agents have shown that sedation, reduction of global performance, and muscle weakness are frequent side effects. It appears preferable to use centrally acting drugs such as baclofen, tizanidine, and diazepam in spasticity of spinal origin (spinal cord injury and multiple sclerosis), whereas dantrolene sodium, due to its primarily peripheral mechanism of action, may be preferable in spasticity of cerebral origin (stroke and traumatic brain injury) where sensitivity to sedating effects is generally higher. Intrathecal administration of antispastic drugs has been used mainly in cases of muscle overactivity occurring primarily in the lower limbs in nonambulatory, severely disabled patients but new indications may emerge in spasticity of cerebral origin. Intrathecal therapy is an invasive procedure involving long-term implantation of a foreign device, and the potential disadvantages must be weighed against the level of disability in each patient and the resistance to other forms of antispastic therapy. In all forms of treatment of muscle buy zanaflex overactivity, one must distinguish between two different goals of therapy: improvement of active function and improvement of hygiene and comfort. The risk of global performance reduction associated with general or regional administration of antispastic drugs may be more acceptable when the primary goal of therapy is hygiene and comfort than when active function is a priority.

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General pharmacological treatments such as use of baclofen, tizanidine and buy zanaflex dantrolene, regional treatments such as intrathecal baclofen, and local treatments with use of chemical neurolysis and alcohol or phenol are recommended for conditions described in papers with a grade of B. Neuromuscular blockade with botulinum toxin is recommended for conditions described in papers with a grade of A.

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This Phase I, single-dose, randomized, open-label, 4-way crossover study was conducted at MDS Pharma Services, Belfast, United Kingdom. Healthy male and female adult subjects received tizanidine (8 mg) as tablets and capsules under fasting and nonfasting conditions. Blood samples were collected to determine plasma tizanidine pharmacokinetic profiles, and computerized cognitive function tests were performed that yielded a validated buy zanaflex composite score, Power of Attention, an index of sedation.

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To compare the clinical efficacy and safety of once-nightly sublingual versus oral tizanidine HCl (8 mg) or placebo in MS patients with spasticity requiring treatment buy zanaflex .

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Human CYP1A2 is one of the major CYPs in human liver and metabolizes a number of clinical drugs (e.g., clozapine, tacrine, tizanidine, and theophylline; n > 110), a number of procarcinogens (e.g., benzo[a]pyrene and aromatic amines), and several important endogenous compounds (e.g., steroids). CYP1A2 is subject to reversible and/or irreversible inhibition by a number of drugs, natural substances, and other compounds. The CYP1A gene cluster has been mapped on to chromosome 15q24.1, with close link between CYP1A1 and 1A2 sharing a common 5'-flanking region. The human CYP1A2 gene spans almost 7.8 kb comprising seven exons and six introns and codes a 515-residue protein with a molecular mass of 58,294 Da. The recently resolved CYP1A2 structure has a relatively compact, planar active site cavity that is highly adapted for the size and shape of its substrates. The architecture of the active site of 1A2 is characterized by multiple residues on helices F and I that constitutes two parallel substrate binding platforms on either side of the cavity. A large interindividual variability in the expression and activity of CYP1A2 has been observed, which is largely caused by genetic, epigenetic and environmental factors (e.g., smoking). CYP1A2 is primarily regulated by the aromatic hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) and buy zanaflex CYP1A2 is induced through AhR-mediated transactivation following ligand binding and nuclear translocation. Induction or inhibition of CYP1A2 may provide partial explanation for some clinical drug interactions. To date, more than 15 variant alleles and a series of subvariants of the CYP1A2 gene have been identified and some of them have been associated with altered drug clearance and response and disease susceptibility. Further studies are warranted to explore the clinical and toxicological significance of altered CYP1A2 expression and activity caused by genetic, epigenetic, and environmental factors.

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Spasticity is a frequent and often disabling symptom in MS patients. Current drugs used as antispastic agents include Dantrolene Sodium, Baclofen and Diazepam. Tizanidine (5-chloro-4-(2imidazolin-2 yl amino)-2,1,3-benzothialdiazole) is a new antispasticity agent that has purported central action. A double blind placebo controlled trial was performed to study the efficacy of this drug in MS patients. Sixty-six patients entered an eight week therapeutic trial and fifty-nine completed the trial. Patients were assessed at 0, 2, 3 and 8 weeks of therapy for clinical effects. Electrophysiologic tests were performed at 0 and 8 weeks. A statistically significant benefit was noted in spastic muscle groups in the legs with concomitant significant reduction in hyperactive stretch reflexes and ankle clonus. Side effects most frequently cited included dry mouth and drowsiness. Two patients developed elevated buy zanaflex liver function test that decreased with cessation of therapy. Other clinical details, side effects and electrophysiologic data will be presented. Tizanidine appears to reduce clinical spasticity and hyperreflexia in MS patients although no change in functional status was detected. Tizanidine may well serve as an alternate antispastic agent, alone or in combination with other agents.

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Migraine research has traditionally focused on the more common episodic form of the disorder, but recent clinical trials have started to focus on buy zanaflex chronic migraine or chronic daily headache. Topiramate, onabotulinum toxin type A, gabapentin, petasites and tizanidine are among the agents that appear to be effective in the treatment of chronic migraine. New acute medications including an inhaled form of dihydroergotamine will soon be available and neuromodulatory procedures such as occipital nerve stimulation may be effective for the most disabled patients. In the past few years, other studies have shed light on potential risk factors for chronic migraine such as medication-overuse headache, temporomandibular disorders, obstructive sleep apnea and obesity.

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BoNT is safer and more effective than buy zanaflex TZD in reducing tone and disfigurement in upper-extremity spasticity, and may be considered as first-line therapy for this disorder.

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On average, fluvoxamine increased the total area under the concentration-time curve [AUC(0- infinity )] of tizanidine 33-fold (range, 14-fold to 103-fold; P =.000002) and the peak plasma concentration 12-fold (range, 5-fold to 32-fold; P =.000001). The mean elimination half-life of tizanidine was prolonged from 1.5 to 4.3 hours (P =.00004) by fluvoxamine. The AUC(0- infinity ) of tizanidine and its increase by fluvoxamine correlated with the caffeine/paraxanthine ratio and its increase, respectively (P <.03). All pharmacodynamic variables revealed a significant difference between the fluvoxamine and placebo phases, eg, in the maximal effects on systolic blood pressure (-35 mm Hg, P =.000009), diastolic blood pressure (-20 mm Hg, P =.00002), heart rate (-4 beats/min, P =.007), Digit Symbol Substitution Test (P =.0003), subjective drug effect (P =.0000001), and drowsiness (P =.0002). In particular, the decrease in systolic blood pressure, to the Augmentin 875 Dosage level of 80 mm Hg or even less, was an alarming finding.

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Many Paracetamol Y Alcohol commonly used migraine medications may be compatible with breast-feeding based on expert recommendations. Ibuprofen, diclofenac, and eletriptan are among acute medications with low levels in breast milk, but studies of triptans are limited. Toxicity is a concern with aspirin due to an association with Reye's syndrome; sedation or apnea is a concern with opioids. Finally, preventive medications not recommended include zonisamide, atenolol, and tizanidine.

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Chronic migraine is an important public health problem. The aim of treatment should be to reduce migraine frequency and its negative impact on functioning, as well as to limit the Indocin Er Dosage use of acute medications. These goals may be accomplished by introducing effective prophylaxis. The aim of the present article is to critically review the published evidence on the pharmacological prophylaxis of chronic migraine, analysing published double-blind, placebo-controlled studies on adult patients. The results of the review indicate that tizanidine, gabapentin, valproic acid, and particularly topiramate are effective prophylactics against chronic migraine, with improvements in several endpoints that were significantly superior to those achieved by placebo. However, the different results found by different trials, as well as several methodological problems inherent in the trials, suggest the need for further research to provide clear indications from large, multicentre, controlled trials with homogeneous inclusion criteria and adequate endpoints.

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We performed a search of the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) (The Cochrane Library, 4th quarter 2010), MEDLINE (1950 to week 1 November 2010), EMBASE (Week 44 2010), and PsycINFO (1806 Zofran 9 Mg to week 2 November 2010). We also searched the 2008 to 2009 American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) abstracts and performed a handsearch of reference lists of relevant articles.

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For this updated Cipro Dosage review we searched the Cochrane Neuromuscular Disease Group Specialized Register (30 April 2010). We also searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) (The Cochrane Library 2010, Issue 2), MEDLINE (January 1966 to April 2010), EMBASE (January 1980 to April 2010), LILACS (January 1982 to April 2010) and the Chinese Biomedical Retrieval System (1978 to April 2010). We handsearched 10 Chinese journals.

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Alpha-2-adrenergic agonists, such as clonidine, produce antinociception in animal pain models after intrathecal administration. However, clinical usage is limited by cardiovascular Nexium Typical Dose side effects. To investigate alternative alpha(2)-adrenergic agonists as analgesics, we implanted six dogs with an intrathecal catheter and infusion pump. After baseline saline infusion, animals received clonidine or tizanidine (crossover study) each week at escalating doses of 125-750 microg/h. Analgesia, blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, sedation, and coordination were evaluated. A 28-day safety study was performed with another nine dogs receiving intrathecal tizanidine (3 or 6 mg/d) or saline. Equal doses of clonidine and tizanidine produce the same antinociception in thermal withdrawal tests. Blood pressure was reduced with 125-500 microg/h of clonidine, but not with tizanidine at any dose. Clonidine 250 microg/h reduced heart rate by 45.8%, and five of six animals had bradyarrhythmias (marked bradycardia), whereas tizanidine decreased heart rate by 15.1% without arrhythmias, even at the largest dose. Respiratory rate decreased with 250 microg/h of clonidine and larger doses. Sedation or incoordination occurred only at the largest dose for either drug. The safety study indicated that 3 mg/d of tizanidine in dogs produced no side effects or histopathologic changes. Tizanidine may be a useful alternative in patients experiencing cardiovascular side effects with intrathecal infusion of clonidine.

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Pharmacologic and electrophysiologic studies over the past 20 years have shown tizanidine to be a potent, central-acting myotonolytic agent that principally affects spinal polysynaptic reflexes. This action arises from agonistic activity of the compound at noradrenergic alpha 2 receptors, resulting in both direct impairment of excitatory amino acid release from spinal interneurons and a concomitant inhibition of facilitatory coeruleospinal pathways. Similar alpha 2-receptor-mediated inhibition of interneuronal activity appears to underlie the additional antinociceptive and anticonvulsant activity of tizanidine reported in several species and test paradigms. Despite its structural and biochemical similarity to clonidine, the cardiovscular properties of tizanidine are mild and transitory in relation to its activity as a muscle relaxant. These findings, together with a possible greater separation between myotonolytic and general CNS depressant activity than with other agents, make tizanidine a valuable addition in the pharmacologic treatment of spasticity.

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Double-blind, randomised controlled trials (either placebo-controlled or comparative studies) of at least seven days duration.

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This open-label, phase I study comprised two protocols: protocol 1, tizanidine HCl solution (32.73 mg/mL) intranasally at single doses of 2 and 4 mg versus 4 mg tizanidine oral tablets (randomized, three periods crossover, 12 healthy subjects); and protocol 2, tizanidine HCl solution (16.36 mg/mL) intranasally at a single dose of 1 mg vs. 4 mg tizanidine oral tablets (randomized, two periods crossover, 12 healthy subjects, one dropout). Tizanidine plasma concentrations were determined by liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry.

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Two authors decided which trials fitted the inclusion criteria and independently graded risk of bias. We assessed the quality of the evidence according to the GRADE criteria for this update.

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Tizanidine, an alpha(2)-adrenoceptor agonist, is a short-acting drug with larger interpatient variability, and linear pharmacokinetics that is dosage form-dependent. Clinical trials have demonstrated that the efficacy of tizanidine is comparable to that of baclofen or diazepam with global tolerability data favoring tizanidine. A clinical case presentation demonstrated the effective use of tizanidine in combination with baclofen as a logical avenue for improved spasticity control.